With the start of a new academic year, college athletes and coaches prepare for another athletic season and often a whole new environment. They encounter new team members, the pressures of performance and a longing for home. Join Joshua Gordon of the Sports Conflict Institute on August 19th at 8 pm Eastern as [...]
You can now download or stream my conversation with mediator, professor and author Bernie Mayer on how principle and compromise simultaneously prevent and enable us to deal with difficult decisions. Bernie provides excellent insight to why only holding fast to our principles or just going with the flow isn’t always the best strategy to [...]
When to compromise and when to hold fast to our principles is one of the most difficult challenges we face when dealing with conflict. Listen in on June 24 at 8 pm Eastern as mediator, professor and author Bernie Mayer considers how these two values simultaneously prevent us and enable us to deal [...]Continue Reading →
My entire interview with good friend and colleague Robb Redsteer is now available for download or streaming. You can learn how Robb uses traditional wisdom, methods and customs to help heal the wounds and malicious side effects of community trauma.
For more information on the Peacemaking Program of the Navajo Nation visit: www.navajocourts.org/indexpeacemaking.htm and [...]Continue Reading →
On May 13th, I’ll have the pleasure of interviewing my good friend and colleague, Robb Redsteer on the Texas Conflict Coach Webradio program. Robb is a Navajo Peacemaker who uses traditional wisdom, methods and customs to help heal substance abuse, violence and hatred that results from tragedy. Robb will discuss how this tradition moves [...]Continue Reading →
You can now download or stream the 200th episode of the Texas Conflict Coach webradio program from the player below. Program founder Pattie Porter with hosts Zena Zumeta and I celebrated and honored the many guests and special moments from our 5 years of programming. Our interviews with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, Kevin Morrissey, and Dr. Jonathan [...]Continue Reading →
Join founding host Pattie Porter and hosts Zena Zumeta and myself as we celebrate and honor the many guests during our 200th Episode of the Texas Conflict Coach. This is our 5 year anniversary of The Texas Conflict Coach and we invite you to call in, ask questions, give us feedback and [...]Continue Reading →
In case you missed my conversation with Pattie Porter on the building blocks of negotiation, don’t despair. You can download or stream this episode of the Texas Conflict Coach to learn how to how to listen beyond the demand, identify the common goals and negotiate to get what you need. We negotiate every single [...]Continue Reading →
This Saturday, I will have the honor and privilege of delivering the keynote address to the 2014 Annual Spring Training Conference of the Virginia Mediation Network. The Virginia Mediation Network is the state’s largest mediation membership association. Its mission is to promote public understanding of conflict resolution services and provide its members with interdisciplinary knowledge and [...]Continue Reading →
We negotiate every single day over important and routine requests. Spouses negotiate over household and financial duties, co-workers negotiate time off, job tasks, promotions and salaries. When a perceived disagreement or dispute erupts, know how to negotiate effectively and constructively by learning the very basic building blocks. Join myself and Pattie Porter, as we [...]Continue Reading →
About MeHelping people resolve problems and improve their performance under stressful circumstances is Stephen’s passion and profession. With a Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Stephen has substantial experience in mediation, negotiation, facilitation, conflict analysis, conflict management and project management. His professional experience spans state and federal government agencies and two premier conflict resolution membership associations. Stephen has also become a national expert on how you can improve your performance by better managing the stress of conflict situations. He has taught hundreds the somatic skills they needed to remain calm in stressful conflict situations as an adjunct faculty member of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and through seminars that he has presented at conferences nationwide.
Specialties: Stephen presents workshops nationally and internationally that teach problem solvers how to improve their performance by learning to better manage the stress of conflict situations through the development of somatic (body) skills focused on breath, posture, and vision and the cultivation of self-awareness. These skills originate from the Japanese martial art of Aikido and have been used by martial artists, executives, law enforcement, athletes and professionals to remain calm in the midst of the storm.